I’ve been cleaning the house all day preparing for Emma’s third birthday party tomorrow. I had a team meeting with the girls and promised to make cupcakes with them if they would help me clean. (I realize that this is manipulative AND very tricky because I know and YOU know, I had to make them anyway, but they’re not that smart yet, AND it worked.)
I swept and mopped the floors, while Aubrey dusted and Emma vacuumed like she works for Merry Maids part-time. And of course they were both “nekkid,” choosing to clean in nothing but princess panties!
I am looking forward to Emma’s party. She remembers Aubrey’s 4th birthday in VIVID detail, so anytime I ask her a question like…”what do you want for your birthday?” or “what kind of party do you want to have?” Her answer is ALWAYS in reference to what Aubrey got or the decorations she had last year. Except when it came to what flavor of cupcakes she wanted which received an emphatic “SHOC-O-LAT!”
Aubrey is a Funfetti kind of girl…in a way I guess tomorrow is a reenactment of Aubrey’s party. I did buy a pinata this time, which we’ve never done before. I just wanted to see a bunch of little girls in princess dresses whacking at something with a baseball bat.